I haven't thrown the towel in on the 2012-13 season yet. I believe we can win 4 of 5 (losing to SA) and the Jazz go 2-2 (losses to OKC and Memphis) and we make the cut.
Regardless its time to start concentrating on the #1 priority named Dwight Howard.
If we don't resign D12 all of the other roster moves are irrelevant.
Best case scenario: sign him to a extension before the seasons up.
Worst case scenario: Sign him during the FA period after other teams drive up the bottom line cost for us to re-acquire him. Along with serious pursuers, even teams that are semi interested and don't believe they have a shot will make bids, just to increase the Lakers cost to resign him thus hurting our remaining cap space. And that also impacts D12's decision to stay or leave. Its a screwed up economic circle to be at the center of.
Trade/sign/amnesty whoever. So what if D12 decides to leave. Ive been critical of Dwight because I wasn't sold on his long term intentions with the Lakers. Something he has given no clue whatsoever to. However I see how our future is now resting on the shoulders of his soon to be fulfilled 1 year contract.
We must act now!